Alumni Borrowing Privileges

To borrow books from the Main and Science Libraries, please present a UGA Alumni Association Member card and picture ID at the circulation desk. Circulation staff will issue a borrowers card with an expiration date matching the date on the Alumni Association Member card.

Alumni borrowing policies are listed below :

  • The borrower's card is nontransferable and must be accompanied by a current picture identification card. 
  • If the card is lost, please notify the Access Services Department as soon as possible. A patron who loses an item is responsible for reimbursing the Libraries for the replacement cost, the processing fee, and fines accrued. 
  • A limit of five books can be charged to an Alumni borrower at any given time.
  • A patron is responsible for all items checked out in his/her name until those items clear the Circulation Desk. Patrons are responsible for the proper care of items that they have checked out.  The cost of repair or replacement of damaged items will be billed to the borrower. 
  • A patron may renew their book(s) online twice.  After the book(s) has been renewed twice, the patron must bring the book to the Circulation Desk for renewal. 
  • A patron can view their account information online.
  • Regular overdue fines are 25 cents per day per item for each day the libraries are open.  Books are due by closing on the date that appears on the patron's record.  Fines begin on the first day an item is overdue. 
  • Overdue notices and fine bills are sent to the address in the patron's library account. These notices are sent as a courtesy; failure to receive them does not absolve one from accruing fines.  The patron is responsible for notifying the Access Services Department when his/her address changes
  • Payment for fines and fees can be made in person at the Main and Science Libraries' circulation desks with cash, check, or credit card. Can't get to the library? Payments can also be made via telephone with a credit card or by mail with a check or money order paid to the order of UGA Libraries. Contact Information for the Main and Science Libraries:
Main Library Science Library
Access Services Department Access Services Department
University of Georgia Libraries University of Georgia Libraries
Main Library Science Library
Athens, Georgia 30602-1641 Athens, Georgia 30602-7412
Phone: 706-542-3256 Phone: 706-542-4535

Due to licensing agreements and vendor restrictions, Alumni borrowers do not have remote access to GALILEO through the University of Georgia.  When connecting from off campus, full access to some of GALILEO's components (licensed, commercial databases), is limited to currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and registered public library patrons. Georgia citizens not affiliated with the University of Georgia should contact their local library for access information.

This borrower's card does not entitle the borrower to library privileges such as Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, or other restricted Libraries collections. 

The loan period of recalled items is shortened. Recall overdue fines are $1 per day. Recalled items may not be renewed. 

For more information or assistance, please contact the Access Services Department:

Main Library  Science Library 
706 542-3256  706 542-4535